100 years ago – 1917
The president of the United States was Woodrow Wilson. His election promise was that he kept the U.S. out of World War I (called “The Great War”). However, he would change his mind in April 1917.
The King of England was George V. Meanwhile, the English monarchy dropped the family name (Germanic) of Saxe-Colburg-Gotha and adopted the surname of "Windsor."
50 years ago – 1967
In the recent election in the village of Sussex, Roy Stier with 281 votes beat Roy Evert, who had 262. Both were former Sussex fire chiefs. The four elected trustees were Ray Semrow, Joe Weber, Lester Paddock and Ken Hottenroth. Arty Manke returned as the Lisbon town chairman, beating Richard Jung (Manke had 604 votes to Jung with 378).
25 years ago – 1992
Chandra Konkol was an all-state soccer player for Sussex Hamilton's girls team.
Lisbon had a $250,000 plan for the Lisbon Community Park, and attempts were being made to get a state grant.
An estimated 1,000 people showed up for the Sussex Parks and Recreation annual Easter egg hunt at the Village Park.
Lisbon's Leid's Nursery was into more than 40 years of business, with the third generation now involved.
10 years ago – 2007
Fred Gallant resigned as a trustee for the village of Sussex.
There were a lot of new faces after the recent election in Sussex and Lisbon, but not in Lannon.
The first football coach at Hamilton, who would later be the longtime vice principal, Walter Wegner, died at age 76. As a member of the Sussex Lions, he won the Birch-Sturm Plaque for his outstanding efforts with the club (he was a 41-year member).
5 years ago – 2012
Two Hamilton sophomore basketball players made the all-area high school all-star teams. The honorees were Brady Ellingson and Mackenzie Latt.
The Sussex Aurora pharmacy, surprisingly, closed.
A 24-year-old Sussex woman was in trouble for having sex with a local 13-year-old boy.
Bill Berger, 90, former owner of Olde Templeton Inn, died.